Léon Breitling focused on chronographs, which were increasingly in demand at the time for industrial, military, and scientific applications as well as for athletic organizations. In 1889, Léon Breitling was granted a patent for a simplified model, which distinguished itself from its competitors through its sleek design, uncomplicated manufacturing process, and straightforward maintenance.
Awards followed, establishing the company’s reputation and prompting a move to a new factory in La Chaux-de-Fonds in 1892. L. Breitling, Montbrillant Watch Manufacturing soon had 60 employees focused on making precise, innovative timepieces.
NAVITIMER 1 B03 CHRONOGRAPH RATTRAPANTE 45
The Breitling Navitimer B03 Chronograph Rattrapante is a unique take on one of watchmaking’s most elaborate complications: the rattrapante (from the French “rattraper” meaning to “catch up”) function with two superimposed central chronograph hands enabling it to measure two elapsed times simultaneously.
One of the hands can be stopped to measure an intermediate/split time, an invaluable function for pilots and true to the mission of the iconic Navitimer. With stainless steel case and dynamic silver dial, it is aesthetically striking and original.
The Breitling logo is divided between the two central hands of the chronograph and comes together when the B on the red chronograph hand deftly overlaps with the anchor on the split-seconds hand. Yet another impactful detail that embodies sophistication and innovation in watchmaking.
PREMIER CHRONOGRAPH 42
This elegant Premier Chronograph 42 has a stainless steel case. Its eye-catching blue dial features black 30-minute, 12-hour, and 1/4th second chronograph counters at 12 o’clock, 6 o’clock and 9 o’clock respectively. It is powered by a self-winding chronometer-certified chronograph caliber, Breitling Caliber 13.
The Premier Chronograph 42 is available with a seven-row stainless steel bracelet, a crocodile leather strap, or a nubuck leather strap. A brilliant timepiece from the brand that taught the world about chronographs.
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